How does a knockdown sell for $3.7m?

I got an email this week from a real estate agent, informing me they’d sold a house in a nearby suburb at auction for $3.7million, despite it being “completely uninhabitable”.

Oh. Em. Effing. Gee.

What the hell is happening here?

Further to my blog post yesterday about keeping a roof over your head on low wages, I have no idea how young people will ever get into the Sydney property market. The fact buyers are prepared to spend $3.7million on a derelict house … I’m stunned.

Where is all the crazy money coming from?

What happens when interest rates eventually go up?

While it’s good news for the value of my house, it’s only useful if I leave Sydney and move somewhere more affordable.

So much for my Northern Beaches dream.

In happier news, a box arrived on my doorstep yesterday.

Inside it were the ingredients to make a Vegetable & Honey Galette … plus two bottles of Taylors Wine. It’s part of a promotion by the winemaker – each week Bondi-based chef Guy Turland is doing live cooking tutorials on their Facebook page

Guy’s galette looked like this:

My version looked like this:

(I had to put it back in the oven after taking the photo because I realized it needed more browning.)

The youngest was supposed to help make the galette, but she decided to go to the beach with her friends instead. Fickle.

I consoled myself with some Taylors chardy.

Fancy giving the next cooking class a go? They take place live on Taylors Wines Facebook Page, with the ingredients posted the week before. So get your laptop and head over to facebook.com/taylorswines just before 6pm on Wednesdays.

Bon appetit!

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